As a new service, SARTORI & BERGER provides an online vessel tracking system covering the Kiel-Canal including its approach zones. Our system uses AIS data transmitted by the ships. AIS stands for Automatic Identification System, a tool implemented by the International Maritime Organization for improving safety in maritime traffic. All vessels transiting the Kiel-Canal have to be equipped with AIS transponders exchanging current data such as position, course, speed, type of cargo and destination. Our online tracking system records these signals, showing the name of a ship, its course and speed over ground on this website. The system shows updated data indicating actual or very recent positions of all ships gripped.